Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Update on New 52: Justice League

I just read Justice League No. 6 in the new DC "52" revamp.
The first five issues seemed OK on this story of he first confrontation with Darkseid, but the final one, issue 6, was rather disappointing.
In the old DC world, Darkseid would never take on the entire League himself, nor would so easily soil himself with personal combat.
Superman is represented as weak, a super being who still uses just one of his powers at a time against very powerful opponents.
It was kind of refreshing that Darkseid is after his "daughter" this time, instead of the "Anti-life equation," that was so overused in some past DC comics.
But it was plain silly that Darkseid was beaten back only because all the Mother Box computers, capable to creating portals to Darkseid's world, were destroyed.
(With Darkseid's resources, it would take but a short time to create new ones and return to Earth.)
No, DC, this ending was poor and shows little imagination.
You can and should do better.

"Doom" Review: C+ Video

DC Comics just didn't measure up on their latest animated feature, "Doom."
There was just no spark to this story, rather lackluster.
Vandal Savage seemed disappointing as a super-villain and Batman himself appeared more of a villain.
And once again, does Superman have super-speed or not? He gets shot with a kryptonite bullet, as easily as anyone.
Flash would move out of the way. Why doesn't Superman too, when he has super-vision to help know when to suspect a trap?
And, why do most animated features never show the "S" symbol on the back of Superman's cape?
I wish I never would have bought this video, because it will not be calling to me to watch it ever, for a second time.
Not since "Justice League New Frontier," has DC came up with so below average an animated film.